Wood borer Control

We’ll stop wood borer beetles in their tracks

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Wood borer Control

We’ll stop wood borer beetles in their tracks

Wood Boring Beetle Damage

Keep your home safe from boring beetles

When you think of timber damage, you might think of termites. But in Australia, we also have another house-destroying pest — wood borers. These messy and destructive pests hatch, grow and live inside timber and can go unnoticed for quite some time.

As a locally owned and operated company, OzPest Solutions is proud to be the go-to pest control service for wood boring pests. We can help you distinguish between termite and wood borer damage and provide safe solutions to protect your family and home.

Learn more about wood borers and how to deal with them

Why trust OzPest Solutions to deal with wood borers?

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1. Reliable

We stand by our quotes and timelines. It’s professional pest control that’s on time, every time.
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2. Local personalised

Your friendly face in pest control. We’re a locally owned and operated business and love getting to know our customers.
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3. Safe
With our safe methods and products, your family, home, and local environment is in safe hands.
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4. Knowledgeable

We’re fully qualified, highly experienced, and ready to share our knowledge with you.
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5. Transparent

We’ll take the time to explain what we’re treating, why we’re treating it, and how you can prevent pests from returning.
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6. Guaranteed

With our 6-month guarantee on most treatments, in the unlikely event that pests return, we’ll spot treat for free.

What do you need to know about wood borers?

Discovering something eating your house and your furniture can be scary, so it’s definitely a pest problem that you want dealt with quickly. But knowing how to identify a boring beetle can help you tackle the problem early and stop an infestation before it starts.

Identifying Borers

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Common furniture beetle

2.7 to 4.5 mm long when full-grown, brown with an oval body. These beetles spend three to four years growing and feasting on wood before breaking out and leaving holes about 1 to 2 mm wide.

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Powderpost beetle

Around 7 mm long with a distinct “hooded” head. They are dark brown and shiny. The name comes from their ability to reduce wood to a fine powder, which you may notice around affected areas.

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Queensland pine beetles

Also found in NSW. They are around 3 mm, dark, shiny, and round. They leave exit holes 1 mm to 2 mm wide with a honeycomb appearance.

WOOD BORER BEHAVIOUR

Female borer beetles lay eggs inside wood. After the eggs hatch, the larvae will grow by feeding on the timber around them. Then, the adult borer will create an exit hole through the wood to leave, reproduce, and continue the cycle.

WOOD BORER BEHAVIOUR

Female borer beetles lay eggs inside wood. After the eggs hatch, the larvae will grow by feeding on the timber around them. Then, the adult borer will create an exit hole through the wood to leave, reproduce, and continue the cycle.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BORERS

Like termites, the most significant problem caused by wood borers is structural damage to buildings.

Depending on the species, these pests also:

  • Destroy native trees
  • Cause allergies
  • Ruin antique furniture
  • Increase the chance of wood rot

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BORERS

Like termites, the most significant problem caused by wood borers is structural damage to buildings.

Depending on the species, these pests also:

  • Destroy native trees
  • Cause allergies
  • Ruin antique furniture
  • Increase the chance of wood rot

Tips to prevent wood borers

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Prevention is cheaper and smoother than dealing with the damage of an infestation. And because some wood borers will reinfest the same wood, it’s a good idea to have a pest controller check for them. In the meantime, though, there are some simple precautions you can take.

Garden management

Taking great care of your garden and yard can prevent many pests, including borers. You can:

  • Check trees near the home for borer damage
  • Avoid mulch against exterior walls
  • Keep woodpiles dry and check for borer damage before using for firewood
  • Remove garden debris promptly

Examine new items

When you bring furniture into your home, you might also be introducing pests like bed bugs, borers, and fleas. Here’s a checklist to run through before bringing them inside:

  • Look for small, round or oval holes
  • Check for any wood dust (frass)
  • Push against wood to see if weakened by damage
  • Wear a white glove and run fingers along creases, seams, and corners to pick up any hiding pests

What our customers say...

Brooke Filewood
Brooke Filewood
July 21, 2022.
Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend
Linda Filewood
Linda Filewood
July 19, 2022.
Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.
dhinushka vizer
dhinushka vizer
June 15, 2022.
Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.
Amanda Yates
Amanda Yates
June 7, 2022.
I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs
Benjamin Program
Benjamin Program
June 3, 2022.
I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had
Kelli Miller
Kelli Miller
May 18, 2022.
Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job
Mark Speerin
Mark Speerin
April 4, 2022.
Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍
29Cessnock NSW
29Cessnock NSW
February 22, 2022.
We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.
sharon riddle
sharon riddle
February 15, 2022.
I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.
Sarah Howden
Sarah Howden
February 13, 2022.
Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.
  • Jake was very professional, considerate of our pets and did a great job. Would highly reccomend

    thumb Brooke Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Easy to work with, turned up on time and did the services pre discussed. Will use them again for future pest extermination and inspections.

    thumb Linda Filewood
    July 25, 2022

    Very Professional service . The German cockroaches were treated successfully . Jake is very professional and was very understanding when we had to reschedule the appointments . We are very thankful and happy for the service.

    thumb dhinushka vizer
    July 1, 2022
  • I had the pleasure to meet Jake from OzPest Solutions. He was great to deal with, very courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend Jake and OzPest Solutions to everyone and will be using them for all future pest needs

    thumb Amanda Yates
    July 1, 2022

    I recommend this business he definitely done a great job and was very helpful in any questions i had

    thumb Benjamin Program
    July 1, 2022

    Jake from OzPest Solutions is extremely professional. He is always on time and keeps you updated with reminders. Jake only sprayed yesterday morning and we are already (less than 24hrs) seeing results. Thankyou Jake and OzPest Solutions for a fantastic job

    thumb Kelli Miller
    June 1, 2022
  • Jake was very thorough he didn't miss a thing much better than others I've employed in the past I would highly recommend ozpest solutions to anyone 😀 😉 👍

    thumb Mark Speerin
    May 1, 2022

    We got our pest control done by OzPest Solutions. We found Jake to be courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. He even rescheduled his job to accommodate our urgent request. The house looks fantastic and free of pest. Thank you Jake for such a wonderful service. We will surely be using you and your team in future.

    thumb 29Cessnock NSW
    March 1, 2022

    I would highly recommend Jake as he was friendly, professional and explained everything to me. Thank you again for the great job you did spraying my house.

    thumb sharon riddle
    March 1, 2022
  • Highly recommend. Very thankful for Jake helping us out with our spider problem. Our home is now spider free. Will be using OzPest solutions in the future.

    thumb Sarah Howden
    March 1, 2022

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